Kenneth Alexander WOOD


WOOD, Kenneth Alexander

Service Number: 419363
Enlisted: 18 July 1942
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 1 Aircraft Performance Unit
Born: Rupanyup, Victoria, Australia, 23 April 1920
Home Town: Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia, United Kingdom, 27 May 1944, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
1.R.B.3, Springvale War Cemetery, Springvale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 419363
18 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 1 Aircraft Performance Unit
18 Jul 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 419363

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of George James Leonard and Mary Louisa Wood

Husband of Emily Jean Wood of West Footscray, Victoria


RAAF Vultee Vengeance aircraft A27-49 from Number 1 Aircraft Performance Unit Laverton crashed near Whittlesea, Victoria (Vultee Vengeance aircraft A27-92 was also lost on this mission) - all onboard were killed:

Flying Officer Ralph Langley Erskine 419119

Flying Officer Kenneth Alexander Wood 419363

Sergeant Philip West 41360 (passenger)